## Search found 120 matches

Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9336
Views: 1288391

### Re: Minecraft

IGN: rhetorical575
Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Idea for using pi approximations to get close to 1
Replies: 24
Views: 5623

### Re: Idea for using pi approximations to get close to 1

When you're doing it in physics, you are actually just picking units so that the constants come out to 1 in those units. So e=mc^2 is not actually the same as e=mc, as they have different units (one is mass*distance/time, the other is mass*distance^2/time^2) Example: when you set c = 1, your unit i...
Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Gravitar
Replies: 45
Views: 13102

### Re: Gravity

I don't think it's what's actually portrayed in the movie (I haven't seen it yet), but there are orbits that intersect exactly once each period with enough relative velocity to be dangerous. Pretty sure it's not. The debris appears to either be travelling in the same orbit as the ISS, but twice as ...
Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Female equivalent for "guy"
Replies: 49
Views: 22537

### Re: Female equivalent for "guy"

Dude -- Dudette?
Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 362396

### Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

johnie104 wrote:I'm currently reading EnderÂ´s Game, and I just wanna say that I realize that this was a BIG inspiration to this fanfic.
On that same note: There is a spoiler for Ender's Game in chapter 91. Don't know if this is book 1 or not though.

Not a spoiler, just an analogy.
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:15 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0055: "Random Sneeze Call"
Replies: 37
Views: 16808

### Re: What-If 0055: "Random Sneeze Call"

tryde wrote:Meanwhile in french it is not even related to religion, but to wishes, more literally "to your wishes"

Or in Spanish, where it's "salud" -- "health".
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0056: "Restraining an Airplane"
Replies: 39
Views: 17752

### Re: What-If 0056: "Restraining an Airplane"

But what if you wanted to restrain an Aeroplane? Out of interest, what's the historic reason for having two different words in the UK and USA, and which one do other parts of the Anglosphere use? The word came to England through France, while obviously being derived from Greek. The form "airpl...
Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:19 pm UTC
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105942
Views: 35772742

### Re: 1190: "Time"

Checking in on the OTT again... Hope Megan's wound continues looking "ok".
Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:54 pm UTC
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105942
Views: 35772742

### Re: 1190: "Time"

AluisioASG wrote:

I wonder if I can remember how to resurrect people...

WAKE UP <person>! x3

Behold! I have been resurrected! I have come from PAGE 1, and... my, how the world has changed.

ETA: Oooh, pope. Decree: Coming up with a decree is left as an exercise to the reader.
Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:22 am UTC
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105942
Views: 35772742

### Re: 1190: "Time"

So far it's flipped back and forth between two images a few times. There doesn't appear to be a constant time between changes, but I could be wrong.
Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:14 am UTC
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 105942
Views: 35772742

### Re: 1190: "Time"

It appears to update each hour, then.

Edit: or not, as the image has just reverted.

Edit1: and back again.
Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9336
Views: 1288391

### Re: Minecraft

Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9336
Views: 1288391

### Re: Minecraft

I dont want to turn this fourm into a FTB bug report fourm but I am having a little problem. I cant seem to craft scafolds or pipes, I checked the pattern and im doing it right. I was able to make a quarry and combustion engine just fine. If there is someting simple I am doing wrong I apologize. I ...
Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9336
Views: 1288391

### Re: Minecraft

I'd be interested in being whitelisted as well; my IGN is rhetorical575.
Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:50 pm UTC
Topic: 1078: "Knights"
Replies: 164
Views: 50203

### Re: 1078: "Knights"

In England, the battle of Agincourt is one of the most famous battles ever, along with Hastings, Waterloo, the Somme, and a few others. Is it widely known in America? Only by those who particularly like/study history. When I was in high school (over 20 years ago ... ugh), I remember having a sideba...
Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 362396

### Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

What Harry SHOULD do, if he can keep his dark side from going all Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog for a moment or two, is confess . *pause*... *face twist*... *pause*... *crumble*... *choke*... *sob* "I'm sorry, it was me manipulating Hermione all along. I tried to cast a memory char...
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: [Solved]Homework: maximizing trapezoid area
Replies: 4
Views: 2092

### Re: Homework: maximizing trapezoid area

Thanks, got it.
Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: [Solved]Homework: maximizing trapezoid area
Replies: 4
Views: 2092

### Re: Homework: maximizing trapezoid area

Dopefish wrote:What have you tried?

Do you know where you went wrong?

I didn't finish the problem on the test. So far I have area = (5b + 50)*sin(theta), where b is the distance between the bent up ends. I'd upload a diagram, but I'm on my phone right now.
Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: [Solved]Homework: maximizing trapezoid area
Replies: 4
Views: 2092

### [Solved]Homework: maximizing trapezoid area

I'm in Cal 1, and this problem was on our last test. I got it wrong, but we are allowed to correct our answer and submit them again for half credit. The problem is: Sheet metal 30 cm wide is bent into three equal pieces. The 2 end pieces are bent up to form a trapezoidal cross section. Through what ...
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wall
Replies: 784
Views: 97306

### Re: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wa

"Windows is shutting down". Windows is singular. It is an operating system, and is only one instance of the operation system. "Windows are shutting down" could be used when several instances are shutting down, or when glass panes in walls are turning off. "it is a huge savi...
Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:57 am UTC
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 536751

### Re: Religion: The Deuce

[*] Spontaneous generation occurred sometime in the past. [*] Bacteria, plants, and animals are all related. [*] Protozoa gave rise to metazoa. [*] Various invertebrate phyla are interrelated. [*] Invertebrates gave rise to vertebrates. [*] Within the vertebrates, fish gave rise to amphibia, amphib...
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:22 pm UTC
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 536751

### Re: Religion: The Deuce

In that case, it seems that (macro)evolutionary theory is a religion, or at least a faith-based system. I have never seen any satisfactory evidence or logical argument addressing any of these assumptions of evolutionary theory: [*] Spontaneous generation occurred sometime in the past. [*] Bacteria, ...
Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:30 pm UTC
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 536751

### Re: Religion: The Deuce

What is the definition of "religion" for this thread? Is it "any faith-based worldview" or "any worldview requiring an entity outside the physical" or something else?
Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1036
Views: 362396

### Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

What if... in HPMoR horcruxes work as follows: You split your soul and part of it inhabits a new object, or person. But then that portion of your soul is able to actually possess the person. Quirrell and Harry are both horcruxes, Harry definitely doesn't know but his split personality is Voldem...
Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 2 + 2 = 5
Replies: 175
Views: 51724

### Re: 2 + 2 = 5

Qaanol wrote:... Given a false premise (here, 2+2=5) one can prove anything.

Not quite true. Given inconsistent premises, one can prove anything. The reason 2+2=5 leads to proving anything results from the fact that it is inconsistent with other mathematical premises, not just because it is false.
Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3322
Views: 631360

### Re: What were your dreams last night?

The weirdest dream I've ever had was when I was around 8. I was at the neighborhood swimming pool, which was normal. The tiles on the walkways were made of alternating peanut butter and grape jelly, which was not. Every time I would face away from the swimming pool, a pale eye would rise up on a sta...
Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Kelvin vs. Celsius
Replies: 60
Views: 11549

### Re: Kelvin vs. Celsius

So, your entire post is about the semantics of bad not being "not good"? Glad we had a productive discussion on the subject, but why make a long argument about semantics in a thread about Kelvin vs Celsius?" I think he meant that just because the temperature scale lacks one good poin...
Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9336
Views: 1288391

### Re: Minecraft

Could I be whitelisted on Talon's server?

Thanks.
Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Arithmetic using Infinity, Point at Infinity, I, etc.
Replies: 24
Views: 4213

### Re: Arithmetic using Infinity, Point at Infinity, I, etc.

I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure that infinity is not defined as a number, so normal arithmetic doesn't work on it. All my experience with infinity has been in the nature of "increases without bound."
Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How to say there is now person X and another person like X.
Replies: 7
Views: 2310

### Re: How to say there is now person X and another person like

What about, "There is now a person similar to X"?
Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9336
Views: 1288391

### Re: Minecraft

Could I be whitelisted on Talon's server?

Thanks.
Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Type the Sentence: No Backspace, No Peeking
Replies: 456
Views: 78974

### Re: Type the Sentence: No Backspace, No Peeking

Stop copy'[asting That's cheating

Honest mistake, I swat.
Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: No, That's A...
Replies: 395
Views: 35314

### Re: No, That's A...

That's a gladiator. GLaDOS is, in fact, a happy Spanish even prime.
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Type the Sentence: No Backspace, No Peeking
Replies: 456
Views: 78974

### Re: Type the Sentence: No Backspace, No Peeking

Stop copy'pasting. That's cheating
Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: tlhIngan Hol yIjatlh! (Klingon Practise)
Replies: 45
Views: 21058

### Re: tlhIngan Hol yIjatlh! (Klingon Practise)

tesseraktik wrote:[snip]

Thanks.
Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: tlhIngan Hol yIjatlh! (Klingon Practise)
Replies: 45
Views: 21058

### Re: tlhIngan Hol yIjatlh! (Klingon Practise)

I realize that this may be necromancy, but I have a translation question. I'm trying to translate the noun phrase "loyal servant to the true emperor". I'm not sure which is better: Using suffix "na' ", meaning "definite". ta'na' toy'wI' ngebbe' or Using verb "teH&q...
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rock, paper scissors chainsaw
Replies: 1637
Views: 133852

### Re: Rock, paper scissors chainsaw

Lack of money.
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 82807
Views: 5500894

### Re: Count to a Million

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Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 394420

### Re: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]

Here's mine. Contrasts nicely with the Black Mesa wallpaper earlier on this page.
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your name an anagram of?
Replies: 384
Views: 46180

### Re: What is your name an anagram of?

Full name: Jury Maced Ogres

I doubt anyone will get this, as my middle name is pretty uncommon, and my last name is usually a first name.